SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Zinc-air batteries: Three-stage method could revolutionise rechargeability

University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.

Zinc-air batteries are batteries powered by zinc metal and oxygen from the air. Due to the global abundance of zinc metal, these batteries are much cheaper to produce than lithium-ion batteries, and they can also store more energy (theoretically five times more than that of lithium-ion batteries), are much safer and are more environmentally friendly.
READ MORE: https://techxplore.com/news/2017-08-zinc-air-batteries-three-stage-metho...

BULLSHIT: F-35 jet

The lying c*nts at Lockhead Martin have been spinning the bullshit story for a few years that TRILLIONS of dollars are going into developing a jet plane, and shit has gone a bit wrong with this jet plane and dollars (TRILLIONS) have to be continuously flooded down a black hole to make the jet plane work.

It is all bullshit. The F-35 jet is a cover story to explain away a massive funneling of incomprehensible amounts of money into something else. Where is the money really going? Black Budget projects, Secret Space projects, the truth would blow the minds of the average person and knock others sideways. There have been whistleblowers over the last few decades who have shone a beam or 2 of light on this stuff. All of them subjected to intense ridicule.

One of my favorite whistle blowers of all time however is Bob Lazar.
WATCH MORE: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bob+lazar

How I harnessed the wind

Today’s the Day: Let's Save Net Neutrality

You might have noticed something unusual when you visited the EFF website today: our site was “blocked” unless you shelled out for “premium” Internet access.

As part of the day of action to support net neutrality, we decided to imagine what might happen if FCC Chairman Ajit Pai caves to industry pressure and abandons the net neutrality rules the FCC adopted just two years ago. If you don’t want to live in that future, it’s time to take action.
READ MORE: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/07/todays-day-lets-save-net-neutrality

UK Government Using Manchester Attacks As An Excuse To Kill Encryption

It's no secret that there are those in the current UK government who are just itching to kill encryption. Earlier this year, Home Secretary Amber Rudd made some profoundly ill-informed comments about how encryption on the internet was "completely unacceptable" and saying that they needed to stop companies from providing end-to-end encryption. And, in the recently leaked Tory Manifesto, it was made clear that the current government sees breaking encryption as a priority.
READ MORE: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170524/23452737451/uk-government-usi...

Ubuntu for phones and tablets is dead.

Last month, it finally happened. Six years after its tumultuous switch from GNOME 2 to the homegrown Unity desktop, Canonical announced it was abandoning work on Unity. Going forward, the company will switch the default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME beginning with next year's 18.04 LTS release. This means Canonical is also abandoning the development of the Mir display server and its unified interface of Ubuntu for phones and tablets. The company's vision of "convergence," as Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth termed it, has officially died.
READ MORE: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/ubuntu-17-04-review-this-is-unit...

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